"I was interested in exploring the idea of how my 'female' body as a brown Latina is read in different contexts while crossing borders. My body is not read in the same way in a South American country, in the USA or the Balkans. Every place has its expectations from me. Our bodies and our presence are also read according to the objects we carry with us while crossing borders. My body is read differently if I am alone with a hiking backpack or with a fancy suitcase. People perceive things differently when I am on a long trip with bags on my bicycle. Those objects influenced the way I feel, if I am vulnerable or not, that includes my body itself, my clothes, and the things in my bag."
Alejandra Robles Sosa performed over 15 minutes long Misplaced Latina? based on Score #1: Unpacking a Bag of Your Own, at the Split Ferry Port, on April 7, 2021, in the frame of Misplaced Women? Workshop led by Tanja Ostojić and organized by CHC. ... See MoreSee Less
"The concept of this performance and its very structure indicate a hectic way of life led by cultural workers, torn on several sides, which results in them lacking time to express themselves. How to have flexible working hours, without being available 24 hours a day for everyone's desires? How do you create and maintain boundaries between what’s in your job description and what ‘sprouts’ along the way because someone else wanted it that way? How (as a woman in culture) to learn to say ‘no’? How to say ‘no’ and be sure that the other person is taking us seriously? How to stop this eternal cycle of self-exploitation? These questions are asked throughout the performance, and the answers have yet to be found."
Katarina Duplančić developed and performed for the first time "Self-exploitation" on April 8, 2021, in the frame of Misplaced Women? workshop led by Tanja Ostojić and organized by CHC